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For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had both of her breasts removed after genetic testing indicated she was at increased risk of breast cancer. Her announcement came about five years after actress Christina Applegate underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast. Media

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More Women Having Breast-Conserving Surgery
An increasing number of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer are having lumpectomies, surgeries that remove the cancerous tissue but preserve the breast, rather than mastectomies, in which the entire breast is removed, according to findings published online June 17, 2015 in JAMA Surgery. The researchers

Tailoring Treatments to Specific Types of Breast Cancer

When it comes to breast cancer treatment, one size does not fit all. There are many types of breast cancers and many kinds of treatments.
“We’ve made a lot of progress,” says Anne Moore, MD, medical director of the Weill Cornell Breast Center, a noted researcher, and a

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